PPP 179 | Tough Conversations, Uncomfortable Challenges, Delivering Bad News: How Successful Leaders Reach Outside Their Comfort Zones
- Published: Friday, 16 June 2017 11:01
- Written by Andy Kaufman
Total Duration 55:56
Just Take the Leap?
It can be uncomfortable to confront a team member or a peer. We can face demanding challenges, wondering if we have what it takes, hesitating to go "all in" because of the risk of failure. Delivering bad news is something leaders have to do, but rarely do we look forward to it. These are just a few of the challenges we face as leaders--each requiring us to reach beyond our comfort zone.
It's one thing to know that good things are on the other side of our comfort zone. But just telling someone to "take the leap" seems to be insufficient, right?
Andy Molinsky has studied why we hesitate to go beyond our comfort zones, and he's written a practical, evidence-based book on how to make the leap. In this episode, Andy and I talk about his new book Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence.
Learn more about Andy at https://www.andymolinsky.com/.
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Comfort Zone Example
At the very end of the outtakes in this episode, I share the story of my son Barrett Kaufman going way beyond his comfort zone. He runs a company that does video production and was hired for an adventure shoot. Listen to the episode for the story, but here's the picture of him way atop of his comfort zone!
Thank you for joining me for this episode of The People and Projects Podcast!
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